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What Baby Boomers are Looking for-Part 1

There's been new research in the real estate industry regarding what Baby Boomers are looking for in their next homes! Gary Lanham, from the Gary Lanham Group, Coldwell Banker created a series of three video blogs to help you understand. Here is the first installment of the series. Check it out here!
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Gary Lanham Group in the News!

Gary Lanham in the News Again! Gary Lanham, from the Gary Lanham Group Coldwell Banker is in the news again! Touting South Middle River as one of the hottest markets in the Ft. Lauderdale area, read the latest Sun-Sentinel article published below! By: Paul Owers Steven Rodriguez wasn’t interested in buying a home and still having to…
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Home Ownership & Same Sex Couples

Florida is a wonderful state to live in and the lifestyle is generally agreeable so it's understandable why people, including same sex couples, set their eyes on the Sunshine State when looking for their first home. Certain advancements in legislation regarding same sex couples gave members of the LGBT community in Florida something to cheer…
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You might be debating whether or not to use a real estate agent to buy or sell your home. While the thought is a noble one, many times if you hire a real estate agent, the advantages outweigh saving a commission. 6 good reasons to hire a real estate agent. 1. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Real Estate…
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Whether you have a porch, pool, or patio, designing your outdoor space can be one of the best investments you can make to increase the salability of your home. Meanwhile, sit back and enjoy the improvements yourself as you take in nature's beauty and enjoy the ambiance of outdoor living space. Here are some ideas how…
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Decorating Made Easy

35 Online Sites for All Your Home Decor Needs When you are making big decorating decisions like buying couches and dining room tables, it might be best to shop in person; but when you want the best in home decor and other furniture items, shop online with ease. You can avoid the crowds and peruse the options…
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WHAT HOME BUYERS ARE LOOKING FOR IN 2016 The trends for home buying in 2016 has changed from the has become super-sized homes turned upside-down. Buyers are more space-conscious, but still want all the amenities of a large home. They also think "green." Here are some of the most wished-for items on their lists. 1.  OPEN…
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New Trend of Tiny Luxury Homes

SUPERSIZED TURNED UPSIDE DOWN TINY LUXURY HOMES The most expensive homes that have been on the market–$195 million Palazzo di Amore in Los Angeles, $139 million Le Palais Royal in Florida—weigh in at a massive 53,000 and 60,000 square feet, respectively. Now savvy designers and would-be home buyers are taking cues from these lush estates…
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Six Broward Cities Make Top 10 Best Places to Live in Florida

It’s well known that South Florida is one of the most beautiful sunshine areas to live in the world. People come from all over to make this location their home. The warm climate, the beaches, and the environment create a compelling reason to move.  Out of all the cities in the State of Florida, Broward…
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